Bounded by 9th, Sansom, 10th, and a big fucking parking garage
|What the fuck? Corner of 9th and Sansom from Google.|
The south 900 block of Chestnut Street has been nice since it was first developed. It was originally home to some grand row-mansions but spent most of it's developed life as a string of beautiful old commercial buildings.
|1851. Click to see all the details.|
|The Jefferlot, nearly complete in 2002. Don't worry, the mural got repainted elsewhere. Too bad there isn't an Underground Railroad for cool buildings.|
The first part of this plan was parking. Jeff needed a new parking facility that would serve their current and future needs. They intended to knock down more city blocks and build an almost brand-new campus.
|A later version of that plan but you get the idea. That gigantic blue blocks-spanning building was to be the new Ambulatory Care Center that would take up the rest of the Jefferlot.|
The garage, opened 2006, has been a failure. They had the facade designed by the same numbnuts who designed Dockside Apartments. The retail spaces took forever to find tenants and there is still one that remains empty. The Gibbon Building retails spaces NEVER happened, even though that was part of the agreement. The only thing it's been successful at is parking cars.
|Jefferlot with massive parking garage from the corner of 9th and Chestnut. There's not enough crappy building wraps in the world to make you look good, you fuck. Image from Google.|
As the building of the Wocka Flocka Flame Center suggests, Jefferson has scrapped this huge master plan... but hope still exists for this lot and the Ambulatory Care Center. I found this little rendering lying around in the internet labeled as "New Jefferson Hospital Ambulatory Care Building" and it appears to be at the corner of 9th and Chestnut.
|Not exactly a looker but better than what's there now.|